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EAV working with Ringway for highways maintenance in London

Electric Assisted Vehicles Limited (EAV), the Oxfordshire-based sustainable zero-emissions vehicles manufacturers, are supplying a further EAV2Cubed cargo bike to help Ringway infrastructure services charge ahead with decarbonising highway maintenance operations for Transport for London.

Introduced as part of its regular work supporting TfL’s highway maintenance service after a trial lasting more than six months, the new EAV will be used to conduct surveys and fix defects. Ringway’s target is that the EAV2Cubed will be used on 30% of the defects reported each month.

Ringway’s team live trialled the EAV on the London road network testing it on a range of tasks, including those requiring heavy cargo. The four-wheeled e-cargo bike has a capacity of more than 150kg and can carry springer cones, a foldable footway barrier, foldable ladder, cleaning materials plus associated tools and equipment.

The EAV began its shifts in early March aiming to deal with anything from graffiti removals, resetting bollards, signage works, minor tree works, cycleway and footway defects. With a range of 60-miles on full charge the goal is to fulfil more tasks without needing to return to the depot to recharge batteries. The EAV will support not just Ringway’s own emissions targets but help to achieve TfL targets of reducing congestion and cutting emissions at peak times by 10%.

Ringway is fast tracking its way towards a target of 40% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 2030, delivering greener ways of working. Zero emission vehicles have been made available across all levels of the business, saving an estimated amount of 400kg of CO2 per day with the vehicles currently in use and the trials of e-cargo bikes and introduction of EAV is part of this wider ambition.

Paul Herbert, framework director at Ringway said,
“The EAV is our newest addition which will be operating from our rapid distribution hubs located across multiple Central London locations helping to reduce peak time congestion. Putting the EAV into use is a major step forward in our aim to decarbonise what we do for all of our customers, end users, and our client TfL.”

EAV are leaders in global urban micro-mobility. The EAV2Cubed bridges the gap between van and bike and takes another van off the road, improving and reducing urban congestion.

“We’re really excited to be working with Ringway deploying the EAV2Cubed in support of their London roads network commitments,” said Nigel Gordon-Stewart, Executive Chairman of EAV.  “Using our vehicles within the Ringway fleet will see a significant reduction in carbon emissions and urban congestion without any impact on efficiency.  We’ve already proven our capabilities in other business sectors so we’re keen so show what we can do supporting highways maintenance replacing the use of legacy vans.”

Cargo bikes such as the market leading EAV2Cubed are a brilliant way of reducing the congestion, air pollution and emissions that traditional or legacy motor vehicles can cause in urban environments.  Ringway’s use of the EAV2Cubed to replace a legacy van is yet another clear and decisive step towards the replacement of traditional vehicles in towns and cities.

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